Environmental Public Health and Emergency Response

To bring public health and epidemiologic principles together to identify, clarify, and reduce the impact of complex environmental threats, including terrorist threats and natural disasters, on populations, domestic and foreign.

These programs and activities focus on safeguarding the health of
people from environmental threats; providing leadership in the use of environmental health sciences-including environmental epidemiology, environmental sanitation, and laboratory sciences-to protect public health; and responding to issues and sharing solutions to environmental health problems worldwide.

To accomplish the above, the CDC: (1) conducts surveillance and investigations that increase the knowledge about the relation between human health and environmental threats; (2) uses this knowledge to develop national public health programs and policies to prevent or control public health problems; (3) plans, prepares, and responds to emergencies, including terrorist threats, technologic accidents, and natural disasters; (4) provides direct service delivery to partners engaged in environmental health services such as food, safety, rodent control, water quality, and sanitation; (5) develops and applies laboratory science to prevent disease and death caused by exposure to environmental chemicals and to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of selected chronic diseases; (6) conducts Biomonitoring to assess individual human exposure to environmental chemicals by measuring them in human specimens (e.g.

blood and urine); and, (7) conducts activities on emerging environmental threats such as climate change and the built environment.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

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Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility



Applicants should review the individual CDC Funding Opportunity Announcement document issued under this CFDA
program for any required proof or certifications that must be submitted prior to, or simultaneous with, submission of an application package. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. To apply for this funding opportunity use application form HHS-5161-1. Application forms and instructions are available on www.grants.gov and/or the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIMS) staff at: (770) 488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to you.

Award Procedures

Award Procedure: Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail. Appropriate notification is also made to the public.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Public Health Service Act Sections 301, 307, 311, 317, and 319C (42 U.S.C. Sections 241, 242l, 243, 247b and 247d-3), as amended, Public Law 109-417, Public Law 109-147, U.S.C 241-2421-243.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month renewals. Throughout the project period, CDC"s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2800.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Support is recommended for a specified project period, not to exceed 5 years. Awards are made annually and assistance is available for a twelve month budget period. There are five budget periods within the 5-year project period. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with DHHS payment procedures, which may be through an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cash Request System.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Support is recommended for a specified project period, not to exceed 5 years. Awards are made annually and assistance is available for a 12-month budget period. There are five budget periods within the 5-year project period. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with DHHS payment procedures, which may be through an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cash Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual progress reports are required.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.


Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. More detailed information regarding retention requirements is provided in 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $28,641,481; FY 10 est $28,641,481; FY 11 est $28,641,481

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$10,000 to $1,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations. In addition, grants will be available under the authority of and administered in accordance with the HHS Grants Policy Statement available at: http://www.hhs.gov/grantsnet/adminis/gpd/index.htm

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Caroline Gardnerm, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS F61 , Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717 Email: ctg8@cdc.gov Phone: (770) 488-0572.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposal selection criteria can be found in the program guidance.

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